Wmode's ACE Launches With WIND Mobile

Wmode's ACE Launches With WIND Mobile 
Wmode's payment and billing services provides single access point for
3rd parties 
CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/18/12 -- Wmode has
commercially launched Affiliate Commerce Exchange (ACE) with WIND
Mobile. ACE will be integrated with WIND's billing systems to provide
3rd party app stores and content or service providers with a powerful
solution, allowing WIND subscribers to put purchases of digital goods
on their phone bill or pay using prepaid credit.  
The scalable and flexible solution Wmode is providing to WIND allows
for greater flexibility as WIND grows their network and subscriber
base. ACE will enable WIND Mobile to offer its subscribers Carrier
Checkout for BlackBerry AppWorld and supports an integrated charge
authorization model for other 3rd party billing partners. The
solution also offers partners a powerful set of APIs for access
control, subscriptions and event-based billing. 
With the support of these fully outsourced services from Wmode, WIND
Mobile is now firmly planted in the app store and value added
services space and provides support for an integrated and secure
payments and charging infrastructure. After the initial launch with
selected partners, WIND is now ready to quickly grow its app and
content ecosystem and in the future open its network to third-party
value added service providers through a single point of billing
integration. 
"We are extremely pleased to be providing such a comprehensive
payment solution to WIND Mobile. All these products will be a tightly
integrated solution with WIND's systems. Wind is now equipped with an
industry leading solution that will grow revenue for both WIND and
their app partners", commented Tom Beaman, SVP of Sales and Marketing
for Wmode.  
Commenting on the deal, Mirko Rugarli, Chief Marketing Officer, WIND
Mobile said, "Wmode became our choice as a partner because of the
breadth of what they could offer us. They were unique, in that they
are able to provide us with a fully outsourced solution while at the
same time minimizing the impact of integration with our network and
billing systems. We're excited about this partnership and the
benefits Wmode and ACE will bring for our customers." 
As leaders in the billing and payments space, Wmode caters to service
providers, app prov
iders and content providers with their
comprehensive suite of payment technologies.  
Notes to Editors: 
About Wmode 
Powering connected devices - connecting people, connecting
technology, connecting business  
Wmode operates a comprehensive suite of managed services providing
mobile operators and the app economy with the recruitment,
development, management, discovery, delivery and payment of mobile
apps, content, and consumer services. The company's inclusive suite
of products includes Affiliate Commerce Exchange, Application Store,
Media Store, Smart Portal, and Managed Ringback. Wmode has been
providing professional services to large telecommunication and
enterprise companies in the areas of mobile software development
since 2001. In addition Wmode owns and operates Momentem(TM), a
mobile expense management service for busy professionals. 
In 2011 Wmode launched AppCarousel(TM) as a subsidiary based out of
San Francisco. AppCarousel enables organizations to curate,
distribute, and share branded carousels which merchandize and
monetize selected apps and content directly to their audience. 
Recently, Wmode was recognized as one of the Top 100 Mobile companies
by AlwaysOn and also as one of the fastest growing companies in North
America on Deloitte's 2010 Technology Fast 500(TM). Founded in 2000,
Wmode is a privately held company headquartered in Calgary, Canada
with offices in Toronto, San Francisco, and Bern. www.wmode.com 
About WIND Mobile  
WIND Mobile is dedicated to improving the Canadian wireless
experience by offering customers simple and transparent plans,
including real unlimited voice/data/text with no-term contracts and
no hidden fees. Committed to becoming the country's fourth national
carrier, WIND has more than 500,000 happy customers in Canada and is
a part of Amsterdam-based VIMPELCOM Ltd., a global company with over
200 million customers. Learn more about WIND Mobile at
www.windmobile.ca.
Contacts:
Media Contacts:
Wmode
Tom Beaman, SVP, Sales & Marketing
+1 416.617.0506
tom.beaman@wmode.com
www.wmode.com
Contacts:
WIND Mobile
Alexandra Maxwell
Public Relations & Social Media Specialist
+1 416 557 5709
AMaxwell@WINDMobile.ca
www.windmobile.ca